Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2014
90.8% pass rate
from 971 tests in 2017
(36% better than other 2014 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (97% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.21% fail on Tread depth (89% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (53% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.31% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.21% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.21% fail on Front lamps
    • 0.21% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.21% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.10% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.41% fail on Driver's view of the road (88% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Wipers (90% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Washers
  • 0.21% fail on Suspension
    • 0.10% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.21% fail on Brakes (91% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Hub components (86% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake pads (85% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.10% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 0.10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.10% fail on Emissions

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